Research Forum VII

"Curiosity did not kill the cat..."

Our seventh Research Forum was our biggest to-date! We welcomed not one but two special guest speakers, enjoyed our regular BA (Hons) and MBA student research presentations and poster competition and had the whole thing captured by a professional photographer. From the industry, it was our pleasure to welcome Roshan De Silva, founder of Ruuk Village - a sustainable kite-surfing resort in Sri Lanka. From a little closer to home, it was also great to hear from Michael Müller, Assistant Bar Manager at Luzern's world famous Hotel Château Gütsch. See below for all the forum highlights...


Forum Winners...

Best Presentation: Kittiwin Liwsrisakun

Best Poster: Helge De Wilt


Photo highlights of the forum...

Best of the Forum...

Featured Presentation

Student: Kittiwin Liwsrisakun

Nationality: Thailand

Research Title: The tourists' awarness and perception of Khon, the masked dance drama of Thailand


Offering a unique cultural insight into the traditional masked dance perormance in Thai culture, Kittiwin's research presentation aimed to see how raising tourists' awareness of the Khon performance art could have a wider impact on tourism in Thailand and the country's identity as a cultural tourism destination.   


Featured Poster

Name: Helge De Wilt

Nationality: Holland

Poster Title: Motivational factors to study hospitality management: A Case Study of IMI students and alumni



Helge's dissertation has the objective of providing recommendations to marketing & recruitment teams within the hospitality education sector and offering insights to hospitality lecturers & staff on their students' motivations to study the subject. Forum attendees admired the clear structure of his poster and the level of detail contained within the restrictive format.


Anastasiia Vilianova - Russia

Helge De Wilt - Holland

Thanakit Vachvanichsanong - Thailand

Swapnil Badkundri - India

QingHong Liang - China


Valeria Naumova - Belarus

Irina Panteleimonova - Russia

Sakrantip Dongparee - Thailand

My Le - Vietnam

Ekaterina Tensina - Russia


Ramzi Jamaleddine - Lebanon

Hyun Soo Kim Charles - South Korea

Anastasia Tsygankova - Russia

Romin Antony - India

Roberts Kukulis - Romania

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